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  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Disappointing news

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    Cambridge speech company in trouble...
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    Applied XML Programming

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    My copy of “ Applied XML Programming for Microsoft .NET ” by Dino Esposito arrived today!  It's going to be a fun weekend!  (I've used the RSS for Charity link to the book....  (Thanks again, Rory !))
  • Sara Williams' blog

    Protect yourself...

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    ...and your computers!  If you haven't already, please please please take a few moments to protect your computer against the blaster worm.   The patch is simple, the steps are straightforward, and you'll be glad you did. ...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    On Windows and Beehives

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    Raymond Chen writes, "Useless trivia day. Why is a registry file called a "hive"? Because one of the original developers of Windows NT hated bees. So the developer who was responsible for the registry snuck in as many bee references as he could...
  • Tim Sneath

    New C# Features in Whidbey

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    Old news, I know, but if you want a sneak peek at some of the new C# language features we'll be talking about at the PDC, you can have a look at the whitepaper published here . Good pre-reading material for the conference if you haven't seen it before...
  • Tim Sneath

    .NET Framework Overview

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    If you're new to .NET and you'd like to attend an overview presentation of the .NET Framework, I'm delivering a free webcast on the subject on Monday at 7pm BST / 11am PDT. You can register here .
  • Reckless

    Microsoft Technical Briefing Content

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    Speaker Presentations, demos, and Hands on Labs As promised, for attendees of the Microsoft Technical Briefing this week at XML Web Services One in Boston.  Thank you for the awesome feedback from the over 200 folks that attended.  Perhaps...
  • Reckless

    Clearly at times, I am a loser, but people I happen to work with are not

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    Thank you Tina Dow for being such a Rock Star and fixing things for me on my new blog site while I was not on VPN. You typify a Microsoftie for me. David Russell I owe at least 20 to you, and I have yet to meet you face to face. Sarah Jamieson...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    Gizmodo turns one year old - check them out!

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     One product blog that consistently has new and interesting stuff is Gizmodo .  Well, they just turned one year old!  I’m celebrating by plugging them here on my blog – go check them out.  Congratulations, Gizmodo –...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    Howard Dean blog - revisited

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    The shine on the Howard Dean blog is wearing off for me.  Most of the posts aren’t by Dean himself, and seem pretty much boiler-plate rah-rah stuff.  (This seemed exciting at first, but is now getting a little old.)  The ones that...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    Vigilante hackers

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     I read the following interesting snippet recently with some thoughts about ‘vaccination’ worms, related to the recent MSBlast worm: “…It all makes me wonder why we have not evolved in this fight much in a way that...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    What is 6% of $250,000?

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     I read this blog entry from Chris Sells recently, describing his thoughts about real estate agent fees.  Having just sold one house and purchased another, I am completely sympathetic.  6% just seems like too high a vig to pay, just...
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